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Brennan, Rebekah and Overbye, Marie and Van Hout, Marie Claire and McVeigh, James (2021) “A slippery slope”: a scoping review of the self-injection of unlicensed oils and fillers as body enhancement. Performance Enhancement & Health , 100185 . https://doi.org/10.1016/j.peh.2020.100185.

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Highlights:
• Self-injection of body fillers, despite being a longstanding practice, has been largely linked to distinct cultural groups in recent times, for example, bodybuilding communities.
• It was found that the majority of people who inject body fillers are male and do so to grossly increase muscle size, despite the stigmatisation this attracts within male body enhancement culture.
• Injection of oils and other materials in the male genitalia was also described, in addition to female self-injection in the breast, hand and leg areas for augmentation.
• A range of health consequences including paraffinoma, ulcers, migration of filler, deformation, pneumonia and one fatality are reviewed.
• Although relatively rare, the injection of body fillers warrants future research attention, including qualitative interviews with people who inject, considering the documented increase in DIY facial fillers and contemporary body image culture, supported by unrealistic social media discourse.


Item Type
Article
Publication Type
Irish-related, International, Review, Article
Drug Type
CNS stimulants, New psychoactive substance
Date
2021
Identification #
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.peh.2020.100185
Volume
100185
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